Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Amicus Curiae Brief in U.S. v. Stevens

We are very pleased to report that CALS successfully spearheaded one of our most favorite projects to date. On behalf of a group of animal law professors from across the nation, we filed an amicus curiae brief for the U.S. Supreme Court in the animal cruelty case of U.S. v. Stevens. In this brief, we argued that preventing animal cruelty is a compelling governmental interest and should be held as such by the Court. If the Justices agree, their decision will have historic implications for animals throughout the United States. We filed our brief on behalf of a group of animal law professors to provide our expertise to the Court. We are happy to report that our List of Signatories included 45 professors representing 50 different law schools from across the country. Read this historic amicus curiae brief.

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